Chic updo hairstyle tutorial: sleek chignon

/ 04.22.2015
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  • Chic chignon updo

A chic, polished updo is a hairstyle everyone with long or medium-length hair should have in their arsenal for those special occasions where dressing up is compulsory. This sleek chignon is a prime example and it's a whole lot easier to style than the glamorous results suggest!

To get the look, all you need to do is follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray throughout and straighten in sections.

Step 2

Spray a boar bristle brush with lashings of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, then brush your hair back off your face. Repeat this process until there is a slight sheen on top.

If you're feeling particularly bold, you can use some gel for a slick, wet look sweep instead.

Step 3

Gather your hair into a low ponytail, but when you pull it through the elastic for the last time, stop halfway so you get a loop.

Step 4

Twist the loop around until it falls flat, with the holes at the sides. Wrap the loose ends around the hair tie to camouflage it, then pin it underneath.

Step 5

Arrange the loop so that the sides curve upward and secure with bobby pins. To make this as easy as possible, use a small net to cover the loop before securing it in place.

Step 6

To add shine and tame any flyaways which may have popped up, mist your finished look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

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